Hydrogen & Fuel Cells
- Category: Hydrogen & Fuel Cells
14 Oct 2009
- Published on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 08:51
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Hydrogen fuel cell technology is making telecommunication operations green in Indonesia. Image by Consistel
A subsidiary of Consistel, the Singapore-based wireless network solutions provider, has just won a contract to provide hydrogen fuel cell power backup systems for a major telecom operator in Indonesia.
PT Consistel, the subsidiary for telecommunication integrator services, will deploy 200 units of Spiro hydrogen fuel cell for Hutchison CP Telecommunications in the Indonesian cities of Java, Sumatra and Bali. This marks one of its biggest Asian deals to date.
According to Consistel, Spiro hydrogen fuel cells have a higher backup capability than batteries and are more cost effective than batteries and generator sets. Spiro cells also incur low installation and maintenance costs. In addition, they are environmentally hardened and certified.
Consistel said that the incorporation of their Spiro product into Hutchison boosts their green energy deployment and supports expansion plans in Asia-Pacific and Middle East.
In 2005, Hutchison Telecom acquired PT Cyber Access Communications through a 60 percent equity stake or $120 million. The latter is now Hutchison CP Telecommunications.
Bernard Chan, group managing director of Consistel, said telecom operators will benefit from Spiro’s system reliability, modular design, energy efficiency and environmental friendliness.
- Sunshine T. Santiago